Both the City and County quietly emanate the very best that Ireland has to offer. From culture to creativity, fine eateries to vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventures to medieval magic, this is the place that has something for everybody.
Kilkenny is a place with a warm welcome and the promise of an unrivalled experience that resonates long after leaving.
Kilkenny City and County offers an excellent selection of accommodation that will make your visit enjoyable and memorable for all the right reasons.
Dine like a local and discover the Insiders guide to Kilkenny. These are the unmissable faces and places of a magical destination.
30th November - 31st December
Yulefest Kilkenny is back! Yulefest Kilkenny is a curated and inclusive Christmas festival that invites visitors and locals to enjoy a wide range of free and affordable seasonal events in Kilkenny City and County throughout December.
Now the less said about the amount of alcohol that had been consumed prior to this momentous decision the better but the history books will record that Paddy Phelan became the winner of the first ever Wellington race.
Kilkenny-based animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, hosted the first ever Kilkenny Animated Festival in 2018 and it was such an incredible success that Kilkenny Animated returns in February 2019!